Letter 19. When Retired: Remain Sharp and Select Friends Wisely

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 19. When Retired: Remain Sharp and Select Friends Wisely You’ve spent your whole life working in a career where the opinions of others influenced your success. When you retire don’t exert any effort into attempting to Read More …

Letter 9. ​Foster true friendships, while they last

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 9. Foster true friendships, while they last You asked about if a person needs to have friends or if you can be content dealing with unhelpful feelings alone. Well, yes you can face feelings Read More …

Letter 7. Don’t follow the crowd

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 7. Don’t follow the crowd It’s easy to fall under the influence of the shared actions and behaviours of a crowd. If you find yourself in one then they may sweep you along; you may Read More …

Letter 3. What it means to be a friend

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 3. What is means to be a friend It’s important to know what a true friend is. For example, in life there are important choices, worrying events, and other activities which you should be comfortable Read More …